Meet the Drees Family

Categories: 40 Stories for 40 Years
Allie’s parents found a home-away-from-home at the Park Avenue Ronald McDonald House On November 26, 2004, Laurie Drees gave birth to her daughter, Allie, at St. Anthony’s hospital in Effingham, Illinois. Immediately after delivery, little Allie – weighing nearly two pounds – was air-lifted to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis alone. …

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Meet the Turner Family

Categories: 40 Stories for 40 Years
Rowan’s family used the Ronald McDonald Family Room during his open-heart surgery 10 years ago. Amy and Tim Turner’s youngest son, Rowan, was born on September 7, 2010. During the one-month wellness check-up, his pediatrician discovered an irregularity in his little heart and sent the Turner family to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for further testing. …

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Meet the Mitchell Family

Categories: 40 Stories for 40 Years
The Mitchell Family stayed close at the West County Ronald McDonald House after Jailee’s terrifying accident On October 17, 2019, fifteen-year-old Jailee Mitchell was rushed to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Mercy Hospital Springfield in Missouri after an all-terrain vehicle accident. For the next three weeks, Jailee was treated for a traumatic brain …

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